Fort Pierre, SD – The 10th Annual HNIRC Championship of Champions was held at the Stanley County Fairgrounds Sept. 22-24, 2023.
Day one of three of the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council had a good day September 22. Sixty seven teams competing for over $100,000.00 and the 2023 world championships in the year end finals of Indian relay horse racing. We have results and a word with Charlie Bendele of the White Mountain Apache, production manager of the Championship of Champions in Casper, Wyoming.
As America’s first extreme sport, Indian Relay is exploding onto the western sporting scene! The Championships are the culmination grueling competitions between Native Americans and First Nations of Canada athletes.
The 2023 Championship of Champions may be the largest gathering to ever witness Indian Horse Relay, with the best inter-tribal competition ever assembled.